August 16, 2022

“Go Organic” with your waste

Future Oxford Speaker Series explores ways to manage organic waste and support Oxford’s zero waste goals.

Up to 60% of the waste by weight in black garbage bags in Oxford County is organic waste: potato peels, food scraps, plant matter, paper towels and more.

To help local residents understand new and more familiar ways of managing their organic waste, Future Oxford is hosting “Go Organic: Rot and Rescue” for its Fall Speaker Series on August 22 and September 20. The two-part virtual panel discussions, organized by Future Oxford’s Zero Waste Oxford committee, focus on two themes:

  1. Rot: An exploration of the ways to reduce organic waste and to turn it into a resource. Technologies discussed include above ground composting, green cone digestion, worm composting, lacto-bacilli composting, and dehydration and grinding. The panel includes Bryan Smith, Sarah Doyle, Kerrie Gill, Rich Hesterman and Meagan Brennan.
  1. Rescue: An exploration of ways to prevent excess food waste at home, on the farm, and at institutions, as well as on a larger distribution scale. The Great Pumpkin Rescue and Food Forward Oxford will also be discussed. Panelists include Bryan Smith, Kerrie Gill, Janine Jones and Holly Brown.

The speaker series is free and will promote small lifestyle changes individual households can make to help achieve the community’s zero waste goals. Register online today at

  • Go Organic – Rot

Monday, August 22, 2022

7:00 – 8:30 pm.


  • Go Organic – Rescue

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

7:00 – 8:30 pm.